1. Were you at all surprised by the description Bella gave of the dullness that surrounded her life for the past four months? How did that make you feel?
I felt sorry. Sorry for her, sorry for Charlie, sorry for her friends at school. I wasn't surprised, I was just so, so sorry.
2. Did you agree with Charlie that Bella should go and be with her mother again? Why or why not?
No, absolutely not. She was in no place in her life to be taking care of Renee again! I thought it was ridiculous and I'm glad she refused.
3. Bella chose to spend her first attempt at normalcy with Jessica Stanley. Why do you think she chose Jess and not one of her other friends? Do you think Jess was a good choice? How do you think this event impacted their relationship?
I think she chose Jess because Jess is quite the talker. She just goes and goes and goes with no need for any kind of response. And she is not observant enough to realize what kind of state Bella is in. I think, honestly, at first she was a fine choice (even though I hate her to my very core). Of course, their friendship was ruined after, but at first it was fine.
4. When Bella first heard Edward's voice, did you think it was REALLY his voice or just in her head? What do you think of her solution to hear his voice more often by putting herself in danger?
At first, I really did! I was like, "well, there's a trick!" But then I quickly realized how silly that was. I was torn about what she was doing to hear it again... I understood that she loved him, missed him, and needed those voices more than anything... but I couldn't condone her breaking her promise to him (even though his was undoubtedly broken as soon as he made it).
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